Ooty Travel Guide
Perched on top of Nilgiri Hills, Ooty is the most popular hill station of south India. The city is a beautiful blend of lush landscapes and modern aesthetics. The journey to Ooty itself is a mesmerizing experience. Whimsical waterfalls, serene tea gardens, and the backdrop of pristine Nilgiri hills looks nothing less than a painting. Driving through the misty mountains is such a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Ooty is an idyllic place to take some time off from your bust life and recharge yourself.
Spend time close to nature, sip delicious tea, soak up the mountain breeze, and get back to life with new energy. The good part is that Ooty is not just about natural beauty, there are many tourist attractions as well. Lake, dam with a power station, tea factory, wax museum, and beautiful gardens, you’ll never have a dull moment in this beautiful town.
Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden
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10°C to 15°C
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Mesmerizing Mountains, Sprawling Tea Gardens, Serene Waterfalls; it is Paradise Here
Ooty also known by names of Udagamandalam & Ootacamund, is a very famous hill town destination in South India, perched atop the Nilgiri mountain range in Tamil Nadu state. Its name, Udhagamandalam, is derived from aboriginal term "Othakal-mund" meaning house in mountains. "Water Abode" is another meaning of Udhaka Mandalam in Sanskrit. Nicknamed ‘Snooty Ooty’, by Britishers, this place was established by them in early 19th century and Ooty was once the erstwhile summer headquarters of the Madras Presidency.
The place beautifully blends Indian hustle-bustle, serene environs, some fabulous Hindu temples fringed with gardens and fascinating alleys & boulevards with alluring bungalows from the British era. Ooty is more about serenity & simplicity and anyone who visits here, feels the warmth of the local people & culture. Travelling to Ooty in itself is a fascinating journey, which charms you with beautifully surprising sights of the tea gardens, waterfalls and Nilgiri hills.
The journey up to the abode in the celebrated miniature train is nothing but sheer romantic. Even the drive to Ooty is no less than a dreamy picturesque road that takes you to a misty mountain top.
It is always nice to relax when you are here and soak into the natural beauty of this place. Some places that attract tourists are Avalanche Biosphere Reserve, Annamalai Temple, Boating at Pykara, Botanical Gardens, Rose gardens, Thread Garden, Doddabetta peak, Doddabetta Tea Park, Dolphin's Nose, Echo Rock, Falls at Pykara, Fern Hill Garden, Hidden Valley, Historical Dam with Power station at Pykara, Ooty Lake, Ooty radio telescope, Pine forest, Shooting point / 9th Mile, The Tea Factory, and the Wax World - Wax Museum. The landscapes of Ooty are almost movie-like and a lazy stroll is best to enjoy the scenery around. Infuse fresh air into the souls and travel further.
Ooty is said to be honeymooners’ paradise. The natural beauty of this place complements your holiday as the entire place is blanketed with beautiful hues of green.